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Church Earthquake Strengthening Work Begins….

The Church Building is now closed for Earthquake Strengthening, and the plan is to have it finished and open for the Feast Day Mass on the 7th of October.   Mass is now celebrated in the temporary location in the renovated Bishop Joyce Centre (Hall).  A Confessional has been set up in the front room of the Presbytery for the usual 11-noon Saturdays slot.  There is still a choice to remain anonymous, just like in the old Confessional.  
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Fr Graeme Blackburn 2 March 1984 – 15 January 2018

Father Graeme Joseph Blackburn 2 March 1984 – 15 January 2018   A loved and respected priest of the Christchurch Diocese and Assistant Priest, at Our Lady of Victories for six months.   Passed away as a result of a tragic motor accident in Christchurch on Monday January 15, 2018. Aged 33 years   Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch, on Saturday, January 20. A Vigil Service was held at Our Lady of Victories,  on Friday, January 19
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